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will kick off a campaign tuesday to promote the benefits of the affordable care act. the white house issued new figures showing that healthcare.gov is running smoothly. the website will be tested in the next three weeks as americans race to beat the insurance sign-up deadline. al jazeera's mike viqueira has more from washington. >> there is good new and bad news when it comes to the beleaguered website healthcare.gov. a largely lost two months, and now many of problems are fix, and not a moment too soon. some statistics they came out with. on october 1st they set a total of six individuals successfully logged on and enrolled for health insurance under the affordable care act. the error rate was 6%. now as of november 30th - that was the target date, the error rate is less than 1%. now up to 800,000 individuals can log on to the website in any given day - 50,000 at one time. still, many of the problems persist. first, there are questions about security. the data of enrollees, folks that log on, personal information, security on the website not what it should be. now, something else has emerg
are to the affordable care act to fail. >> i always said i would work with anyone to implement this law. if you have good ideas, bring them to me. let's go. but we are not repealing it as long as i'm president. [ clapping ] >> >> the president's speech kicked off the administration's three week inspirational campaign about healthcare reform, sign up for individuals who want coverage next year, is the 23rd. >>> hello, we are looking at dangerous conditions on the road in terms of the northern plains and the border states. look at the know on the radar summary. this is causing a problem because it's accumulating as well as the visibilities are coming down. across the north-west we don't expect the snow it linger. we did a snow earlier. that was across washington, down to nevada, fading out. our focus will be over here towards the east over the next day. still cool across parts of seattle. not a lot of rain or snow. it's the cooler temperatures going below freezing every night. looks like saturday will bet the coldest day. we had rain pushing across parts of california, utah and snow - of course, the h
to successfully log onto healthcare.gov and enroll for health insurance understand the affordable care act. the error rate was at 6%. >> that's considered to be enormous. now, as much november 30th, that was their target date, the end of november. they say the error rate is less than 1%. they say now up to 800,000 individuals can log on to the website in any given day. 50,000 at one time, still, many of the problems persist. first, there are questions about security. the data of enrollees, folks who log on to the website. some of their personal information, security on the website not what it should be. now, something else has emerged, something called a back-end problem, an 834 problem, two catch phrase that emerged in washington today. first of all, the back end being insurers. they get a form from the website from the government that's called an 834 form. it tells the insurers exactly what kind of peopremiumpremiumsd of insurance, what kind of tax credits any individual enroll e is eligible for. the huge problem there, many of the insurers are not getting the correct information on thei
care act is a good investment and is working. >> reporter: but kennedy says with healthcare.gov connected to other areas of the federal government, such as the irs, hackers may tap into much more than just obama care. >> pivoting is a technique that once he hacks a website and gains access to it, he uses the connections that it has to go to other areas inside the network and from there attack other parts of the infrastructure. >> reporter: kathleen sebelius is due up here on capitol hill again next week. you can expect she'll face a range of questions about what's being done to protect the personal information of the american people. bret. >> mike, thank you. >>> president obama is learning sooner or later everything comes back to his health care plan. chief white house correspondent ed henry reports on a day that did not start out that way. >> reporter: eager to steady a disastrous start to his second term, president obama today began a very deliberate attempt to fire up his political base. first delivering a speech sponsored by the liberal center for american progress on i
've taken advantage of the affordable care act, you've got to tell your friends, tell your family, tell you co-workers, tell your neighbors, that's how our fellow americans get covered. let's give every american a fighting chance in today's economy. thank you so much, everybody. [applause] [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] >> with the president's comments focusing on the positives of the health care law, we want to hear what you think. log on to facebook.com/c-span to share your opinion. before the president spoke, house republicans held their own briefing with reporters on the health care law. speaker baber -- boehner accused senate democrats of holding up negotiations on the budget and farm bill. his is 10 minutes. >> good morning, everybody. republicans continue to stay focused on the economy and the fact is, the american people want us to do everything we can to strengthen the economy is there'll be more jobs and higher wages available. this week we'll take further steps to strengthen our economy. the preside
the critics saying they are rooting for the affordable care act to fail. >> i said i would work with anybody to implement and improve the law effectively. if you've got good ideas, bring them to me. let's go. but we are not repealing it as long as i'm president. >> the president's speech kicked off the administration's 3-week campaign, the sign off deadline for coverage at the start of next year is december 23rdrd. >> wendell potter joins us, an analyst from the public integrity book. and the author of a book. he joins us from philadelphia. good morning to you. that is a great place to start. at what you point. at this point what does everyone need to know about obamacare. >> it's here, it's been on the books for 3.5 years. it does a lot of good for a lot of people. there has been a lot of conflicting information. it will affect every one of us. we need to over the coming weeks figure out how it will affect us and our families. >> the president made a push to get young adults to sign up. is there one group more than others. >> the people who are most motivated are those among the 50 million
state of healthcare.gov and how young people are affected by the affordable care act is eric smith. good morning. young adults defined at between 18-34. have you noticed the improvements to the website and do you think all of these problems the, site had affected the appeal obamacare had to young adults? >> we've seen pretty dramatic improvements. the website is loading faster, we're not seeing some of the same error messages. we have been using the site and been pretty able to navigate it. i think that's all very promising and gives us a lot of confidence going forward. i think young people have been watching the site very closely and wanted to work and like all of us have been frustrated that it hasn't worked faster. hopefully, we're beyond that and really at the level where we can educate people and get them help signing up. >> most analysts have said the success of obamacare on the whole depends on young, healthy people like yourself, signing up. do you have evidence that people will sign up, that there's a need and there's a desire to have insurance among the young and healthy, the
will kickoff a campaign today to promote the affordable care act. the white house wants to point out the benefits of the reform law and they plan to focus on a specific benefit each day until the sign up deadline on december 23, that is when anyone who needs coverage on january 1st must be enrolled. the white house is offering money to ensurers so people who like their health plans can keep them. the obama administration says the payments would offset the cost of reinstating cancelled policies and millions of people received cancellation notices and the cancelled policies do not meet the standards of the healthcare law. it was an attack that standed the dance world, now the verdict is in for a former member of russia's famed ballet and find out why you may have to pay sales tax for everything you buy online and the fight over food and they are considering cutting subsidies to some of the world's poorest people. ♪ ♪ good morning and welcome back to al jazeera america and i'm thomas and coming up, in a moment the verdict in the terrifying attack on the director of a dance company o
. a lot written over the weekend. the affordable care act is affordable -- $300 premium per month. then there are the pesky deductibles. the new york times suggests $12,000 deductibles for a couple. i cannot get there. how does that work? the chief executive officer of evergreen hangs on every word that the president said. the first few words are deductible. here we are. how will somebody making $42,000 per year have an average health- care plan? >> actually, it is quite doable. it is working vastly better than it was several weeks ago. better than some states are working. you do the shopping as stephanie was talking about. -- the protocol is easy. >> why the uproar? about deductibles and premiums. >> i am not sure. the plans that we offer in maryland have quite loaded up troubles. $1000. maybe a bit more for families. someone making $42,000 or a couple making $42,000 gets significant subsidies to make it more affordable. i think this is overstated. >> how about a low bar? if the website is looking better today, was in the three weeks ago a disaster? >> it was not even close to ha
declining. that has been a significant goal set by the affordable care act of and a significant achievement over these three years. these three years have seen the lowest growth in health-care costs of any time in the past half-century. -- it goesg to keep to the heart of the matter, the websitef the matte -- we tookccessful, and hours monthly to make those fixes as quickly as we could make so that it functions more effectively for those americans who want health insurance. they want affordable quality coverage, and that is what we are working to create. inwith the short term take until, it may 2017, when this president leaves office. you will see almost every state running their own exchanges, and running medicaid to and it will work well. is this the goal here, that it will take years? david made an important point, which is based on the decision allowed by the supreme of a number of republican governors to cut their constituents out of the possibility of getting covered through medicaid. a number of seen as rubble looking governors make the decision against the ideological advisors of th
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